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MONROE — The air quality at Turning Point, a safe shelter for women and children who have suffered from domestic violence, improved recently thanks to the generosity of a local businessman.

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MONROE — Governor Roy Cooper has announced the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) has awarded nearly $5 million in grants to fund 16 local parks and recreation projects across the state, including $425,000 to the City of Monroe.

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Education (BOE) has voted 8-1 to maintain their current plan to add a second day of in-person instruction for Pre-Kindergarten through the 12th grade. The vote was taken during a special called meeting on Tuesday (Sept. 22).

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MONROE — Four positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in association with South Providence School in Waxhaw, according to a report from Union County Public Schools’ communications department. As a result, several students and staff members may have been exposed to the virus.

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MONROE — The City of Monroe Water Resources Construction Division will be replacing approximately 480 linear feet of existing eight-inch cast iron water main along East Green Street between Hough Street and South Thompson Street to improve water service to customers in this area, according t…

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UNION COUNTY — With a minute to spare, the Union County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) listened to nearly two hours of comments from county citizens on the location of the Confederate monument located in downtown Monroe in front of the Historic Courthouse on Monday.

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Union County — There are 4,629 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Sept.23), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive …

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UNION COUNTY — There are 4,567 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Sept. 21) at 12:15 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have test…

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MONROE — Class is in session for parents of students at East Elementary. The public school has formed the Eagle Collaborative Academy (ECA) as an instructional guide for parents to assist in reinforcing the education children receive from the school.

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As the holiday season is coming up, nothing can be more stressful than finding ways to stay healthy with good eating habits, when there is so much to eat at big family dinners. Eating healthy can also be difficult during our time with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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MONROE — Aw Shucks! You missed the Carolina Corn Festival? Those who did make it during an international pandemic seemed to have a lot of fun.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced that students at public elementary schools have the option to return for in-person, full-time instruction under Plan A starting on Oct. 5. The decision to allow students and schools to operate under Plan A, he said, is backed up by science and dat…

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Union County -- There are 4,532 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Sept. 18), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive a…

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MONROE — The positivity rate for COVID-19 testing in North Carolina has dropped down to around 5% and has hovered there for 5 days, according to NC Department of Health and Human Services. The 5% threshold is considered a level of containment by the World Health Organization in the internati…

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UNION COUNTY — By late Friday night, Hurricane Sally will arrive on the coasts of North and South Carolina, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Union County is predicted to receive between four to six inches of rain.

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UNION COUNTY — There are 4,456 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Sept.15) at 12:30 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have te…

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MONROE — The City of Monroe Water Resources Construction Division will be replacing approximately seven water service connections along South Hayne Street between Robin Street and South Church Street starting this week, according to a report from the City’s communications department.

UNION COUNTY — There have been 4,385 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Sept. 14), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested posit…

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MONROE — Union County Government (UCG) has established the Back to Business Grant Program to provide small businesses based in Union County the opportunity to apply for grant funding to remain open during the response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from UCG’s communicatio…

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INDIAN TRAIL — Former Town of Indian Trail Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem David Cohn was named to the Indian Trail Town Council on Sept. 8; He was sworn in Tuesday night and took part in the remainder of the meeting.

UNION COUNTY — There are 4,298 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Sept. 11), according to the Union County Government (UCG) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an iso…

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RALEIGH — Two Monroe businessmen were arrested Tuesday (Sept. 8) on felony charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue, according to a statement to the press from the department.

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WAXHAW — Among a list of the safest midsize towns across North Carolina, Waxhaw was ranked ninth out a total of 57, according to a study completed by AdvisorSmith.

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Starting on Friday (Sept. 11), Special Forces candidates will participate in the Robin Sage, a training exercise, held within multiple North Carolina counties, including Union. Robin Sage is the final test of their Special Forces Qualification Course training.

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Commissioners approved a grant program for local small businesses during their meeting on Tuesday (Sept. 8). The $1 million in funds will come from the federal CARES Act, which stands for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security.

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Union County — There are 4,234 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Sept. 9), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive …

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 4,180 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Sept. 7), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positi…

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UNION COUNTY — In a 7-2 vote, the Union County Board of Education (BOE) voted to add a second day of in-person instruction starting on Sept. 29, which is the end of the first six weeks of school.

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UNION COUNTY — The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is looking for feedback from Union County residents as well as regulatory agencies, partners and stakeholders on expanding a Transit Corridor System Plan into the next decade. Part of that plan involves a proposed 26-mile light rail pro…

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MONROE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended a waiver that will allow all Union County Public Schools students to receive breakfast and lunch free of charge until Dec. 31, 2020, according to the UCPS website (ucps.k12.nc.us). Also, any person 18 years and under will now be able t…

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MONROE — Union County ranks among the lowest in the Charlotte region in number of coronavirus cases per 10,000 residents, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

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Gainesville, Va. — The Monroe Police Department has been awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEAÒ) in the Law Enforcement program, according to a report from the City of Monroe’s communications department. The agency was fir…

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Paxton Media Group has purchased the Wilkes Journal-Patriot newspaper in North Wilkesboro from Carter-Hubbard Publishing Co., effective Monday (Aug. 31), according to a PMG spokesperson.

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WEDDINGTON — An unknown suspect caused an estimated $5,000 worth of damage to the front, red brick facade of Weddington High School’s main building when they removed three banners and spray painted “Black Lives Matter,” according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO); the crime took pl…

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Union County — There have been 4,036 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Sept.2), according to the Union County Government COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an is…

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INDIAN TRAIL — The Town of Indian Trail has one opening on its Planning Board and two openings on the Board of Adjustment, according to the Town’s communications department. The terms for both Boards are one year and residency is required.

UNION COUNTY — There are 3,930 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Aug. 31) at 1:30 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested…

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UPDATE: On Monday (Aug. 31) Union County Sheriff's Office sent an update on the shooting. The shooting was likely the result of an "ongoing dispute" between the two men who were shot, according to the sheriff's office. At this time, the reason behind the dispute has not been confirmed. It ma…

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RALEIGH — Two local residents have been approved for Certified Public Account (CPA) licensure, according to a press release from the North Carolina State CPA Examiners office.

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WAXHAW — Dr. Chpryelle Carr, pediatrician at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Waxhaw Pediatrics, is providing families with tips on how to keep kids safe and healthy as they return to school during a pandemic.

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 3,830 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Aug. 28) at 12:00 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have…

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UNION COUNTY -- There have been 3,806 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Thursday (Aug. 27) at 1:15 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who ha…

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INDIAN TRAIL — The Indian Trail Town Council has selected Michael (Mike) McLaurin as the new Town Manager, according to a report from the Town’s communications department.